Truck Powertrain 2020 – Mastering the CO2 Challenge
A technologies mix, varying according to the region and vehicle segment, is needed. These are the findings of the new Roland Berger study "Truck Powertrain 2020 – Mastering the CO2 Challenge".
"The development of new alternative powertrain technologies is indispensable for reducing dependency on oil and limiting the greenhouse gases effect," says Norbert Dressler, Partner with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. "Only the introduction of hybrid and electric powertrains, fuel cells and alternative fuels as well as further optimization of conventional ICE-powertrains and vehicle improvements will make the required CO2 reduction possible."
A wide range of potential powertrain technologies is available to cope with the expected government emissions targets, but not all technologies will reach the stage of mass production.